(The Hill) The San Francisco Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to cover several murals at a San Francisco high school that depict images of slavery and a dead Native American, The Washington Post reported.
“It’s always an issue when anyone wants to remove or cover or displace art,” Board Vice President Mark Sanchez told the Post. “But there are countervailing issues we had to look at as well. We believe students shouldn’t be exposed to violent imagery — that it’s degrading.”
The 13 murals at George Washington High School, painted in 1936 by Russian-born artist Victor Arnautoff during the New Deal era, include an image of Washington standing over a dead Native American as he points to white frontiersmen.
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